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Mark Florence Cycling Time Trial Podcast

Rob News

A few weeks ago I was invite to participate in one of Mark Florence’s series of Cycling Time Trial Podcasts. One of the questions that came up was how did I come up with the name “FloatAero”? When I was think about a name for the service I started from my existing web site address for Formic Intelligent Training Labs …

Bambino, Nopinz, high position

Testing Race Set-up from Last Sunday

Rob News

4th October 2016 Another good morning for testing, early before the wind got up. Tested my race set-up from last Sunday (Nopinz skin suit and trip socks) with the AeroHead helmet and then the Bambino. When I used the Nopinz skin suit and trip socks at the Cambridge Chrono earlier in the year my CdA came out a bit higher …

VTTA Rocco Memorial 25

Ali News

2nd October 2016 VTTA Rocco memorial 25 this morning on H25/1. I was hoping to make top 10 but came out as 14th on standard, 1:02:12 with an average power of 174 watts and a CdA of roughly 0.1760, which is slightly lower than I get when I test at Hillingdon in race kit, but then there is no traffic …

Front end of P3 161006

Progression from CdA 0.2400 to CdA 0.1750

Rob Equipment

When I came back to time trialing in 2011 I was using an old low-end Pinarello road frame with a SRAM S60 front wheel and a FFWD disk. I’ve gain about 40 watts of FTP since then, but I’ve also gained about 65 virtual watts by reducing my CdA. I achieved my goals of under the hour for a 25TT …